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Updated to support Android 14
Found some time to update TravelTales for Android. Android 14 / API level 34 is now supported.
Closing support of TravelTales...
Eos-Consult has been closed and thus the support for TravelTales has also stopped. TravelTales has been a fun spare-time project, but the requirements from Google (Android) and Apple (iPhone) has made it impossible to continue running TravelTales as a spare-time project. It has been fun from the beginning in 2010 until now where Denmark has been covered with vivid journeys. The TravelTales app stays in AppStore and Google Play, but it will gradually stop working (or not be installable) in new phone models. Thanks to all of you who tried a vivid TravelTales journey - I hope you have had fun! :-)
Update for the Android TravelTales app.
Android v3.21.0: Now you can select a journey for download in the map of the library. This functionality was already introduced i the latest release for iPhone, iPhone v2.5.4
New versions of TravelTales.
iPhone v2.5.4/Android v3.20.1: Added a new library, "Herning Er Kultur", improved the user interface and renamed 'server' to 'library'.
With the new library all vivid journeys from Herning are now gathered in one place.
Release 3.10.0 of TravelTales has been released.
Fixed an issue seen on Android10 phones where the journeys could not be saved on the phone.
Release 3.9.5 of TravelTales has been released.
This update included an even clearer description of TravelTales' usage of your location in the background in order to comply with new policies for Android apps in Google Play.
Release 3.9.4 of TravelTales has been released.
This update of TravelTales contains a description to those users who experience that their phone closes TravelTales if the app is running in the background: Find the TravelTales app in the settings menu and turn off any automatic app administration and allow TravelTales to run in the background for the best experience.
Release 3.9 of TravelTales has been released.
This update of TravelTales contains a rework of the internals of the app such that the app now targets versions 4 to 9 of the Android operating system. The app will also work with newer versions.
Exra functionality around security, location updates and user menu's have been added. This means that Android 3 and older versions can not use this TravelTales update. Use version 3.8 of TravelTales if you have an older phone.
The secret stories of Herning has been updated.
We have updated the secret story of Herning to provide an inspiring walk in the midst of the Corona crisis.
Release 3.8 of TravelTales has been released.
Release 3.8 adds a map to the list of journeys at a TravelTales server. Ie. you can now see all places where the different journeys at a specific server starts. The map is opened by the icon in the top right of the journey list from a TravelTales server.
Release 3.7 of TravelTales has been released.
Release 3.7 adds satellite or terrain mode for the map.
Release 3.6 of TravelTales has been released.
Release 3.6 fixes a crash when using journeys with the updated config tool.
Release 3.5 of TravelTales has been released.
Release 3.5 contains small updates to the user interface. Furthermore it is now also possible to share your experiences on Facebook.
You will find the release notes here: Release notes R3.5
Release 3.4 of TravelTales has been released.
Release 3.4 contains a thorough rework of the user interface as well as a new logo. In a addition a new TravelTales server (Find vej i DK) has been added. Furthermore the phone can now be configured to vibrate when a location is found.
You will find the release notes here: Release notes R3.4
With this new release the TravelTales app. is now ready for the 'Find vej i Danmark'-day the 25th of april. Several orienteering associations have made new journeys - find them on the new Find vej i DK server in the TravelTales app.
Release 3.3 of TravelTales has been released.
Release 3.3 contains small updates to iPhone and Android. Android can now use the individual accuracy per location and it is possible to delete journeys downloaded from the server. Furthermore a help dialog for first-time users have been added.
You will find the release notes here: Release notes R3.3
Release 3.2 of TravelTales has been released.
Major improvements are: An online tool for configurationfile generation, Google maps for Android handsets and the possibility to use ',' as seperator in the configuration file instead of ';'. This allows you to use coordinates directly from Google maps. The configuration tool (which can be found here) outputs the journey in a zip file that is ready to be placed on the TravelTales server.
You can find the release notes here: Release notes R3.2
iOS has been included in release 3.1.
The first version of the generic TravelTales app for iPhone can be found in the App Store. With this app you can choose among all journeys at the TravelTales server.
Symbian user: Notice that the J2ME certificate has expired. The certificate is in use with some handsets. See the interoperability test on the left for further information.
The J2ME (Symbian) version is no longer updated, but you can still download the latest release (R2.2) from the menu on the left. Contact Eos-Consult if you have specific questions.
Release 3.1 of TravelTales has been released.
Release 3.1 contains an extension for the Android version: TravelTales servers are introduced to allow the user to download the journey directly from within the TravelTales app. You will find the release notes here: Release notes R3.1.
The Symbian and iOS versions have not been changed in R3.1. (Note: The Symbian version will no longer be updated and is expected to stay at R2.2 - contact Eos-Consult if you have specific requests)
TravelTales is to be used at the youth training in Herning Orienteering association at the 19th of February 2013 in Herning City.
Release 3.0 of TravelTales has been released.
Now iOS based phones (iPhone) are also supported.
You will find the release notes here: Release notes R3.0
Only custom build apps are supported in this release. The first journey supported is 'The Big Gold Robbery' which takes place in the center of Herning.
iOS 6.0 is supported. The iPhone furthermore also includes a map view for your current location and points of interest.
The Symbian and Android versions in R3.0 stay the same as for R2.2.
TravelTales is to be used at the youth training in Herning Orienteering association at the 27th of November 2012 in Herning City.
TravelTales is to be used at the Herning city 100 year jubilee in 2013. TravelTales will be part of a larger setup involving TeamTheater, Komo sound design and Elia... More info follows in the beginning of the new year.
TravelTales is to be used at the Day of Orienteering in Denmark at the 13th of April 2013. The event is hosted by Herning Orientering association using the main square in Herning as the event area.
The work on supporting the iPhone platform progresses according to schedule. The first version, however, will be a dedicated app, where the sound files for the journey is embedded in the app.
Thus it will not be possible to move your own files to the iPhone, like it is possible with the Symbian and Android platforms. This is mainly due to the restrictive access to the filesystem in the iPhone platform.
For both iPhone and Android the work will continue in order to implement a server solution where the journeys can be downloaded directly from the TravelTales app through the internet. This will ease the task for the user when fetching new journeys.
R3.0 with iPhone support is expected to be finished in the end of October, where 'The Big Gold Robbery' will be the first vivid journey to be available for this platform.
R3.1 with server support for the two platforms is expected early next year.
The Symbian (J2ME) version of TravelTales have had it's signing certificate renewed. Now it is valid for 15th of July 2013.
Next TravelTales events:
28th of April: Day of Orienteering in Denmark. Try a vivid journey in kayak around the danish parliament, Christiansborg castle in Copenhagen.
13th of May: Did you miss the kayak journey the 28th of April? At the Cultural Excersize Day you will have another chance...
For this journey a special app using the TravelTales technology as foundation has been developed. Sound files in danish only... :(
The journey has been produced in cooperation with Komo A/S.
TravelTales release 3.0 is scheduled for Q3 2012.
The target for this release is to support Apple's iPhone.
Release 2.2 of TravelTales has been released (download at this page or through Android market).
The Android version has been extended with a local journey selector.
The release notes can be found here: Release notes R2.2
The latests interoperability test now contains even more different Android handset suppliers. Find it here: Interoperability status 29012012
Next TravelTales events:
26th of November: Trainer seminar with the Danish Orienteering association.
29th of November: 'The Big Gold Robbery' in the center of Herning City as a part of the youth practice with Herning Orienteering association.
Both events are produced in cooperation with Komo A/S.
Release 2.1 of TravelTales has been released (download at this page or through Android market).
Additional sound features for both platforms and translations for Android based handsets are the new features. So, now both TT apps are danish or english - which languages do you further need? Write your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
The release notes can be found here: Release notes R2.1
Release 2.0 of TravelTales has been released.
Now both Symbian and Android based handsets are supported.
Find the release notes here: Release notes R2.0
Next TravelTales event: 'The Big Gold Robbery' in the center of Herning City.
The event takes place on the 17th of September in connection with the Herning-Nordea race.
The event is produced in cooperation with Komo A/S.
The beta-testing of TravelTales for Android is ongoing. The HTC Desire and the LG Optimus Me P350 (both based on Android 2.2 - Froyo) are the first two handsets to be verified.
The official release is scheduled for the start of September, and Android based phones can thus be used for 'The Big Gold Robbery' at the Herning-Nordea race the 17th of September.
Release 1.3 of J2ME TravelTales has been released.
Find the release notes here: Release notes R1.3
TravelTales has found it's way to "Orientering" - the national magazine for danish orienteers. Page 5 in this years second issue.
TravelTales release 2.0 is scheduled for Q3. The target for this release is to support Android based devices (Version 2.1 / Eclair and newer)
The work is progressing according to the development plan using a HTC Desire for beta testing.
The interoperability test now also contains a section with 'Runner-up's. Find it here: Interoperability status 14042011
Next TravelTales event: Travel-O at the danish championship in orienteering - sprint distance - in Silkeborg the 9th of April.
Read the teaser here.
Release 1.2 of J2ME TravelTales has been released.
Find the release notes here: Release notes R1.2
Next TravelTales event: Travel-O at the youth practice with Herning Orienteering association at Fuglsang Sų 8th of February. (Map of Fuglsang Sų by Herning Orienteering association)
Release 1.1 of J2ME TravelTales has been released.
Find the release notes here: Release notes R1.1
TravelTales can be used in a number of different areas. One area is orienteering, where TravelTales can be used for virtual controls.
TravelTales is scheduled to be introduced in the Danish Orienteering association in a youth leadership seminar. The seminar takes place in Vejle the 16th of Januar 2011.
The program is available here: Program
The terms and conditions for using TravelTales can be found here: Terms and conditions
First version of J2ME TravelTales has been released!
Find the release notes here: Release notes R1.0
Overview of TravelTales journeys: